November 22, 2007

Anti-ESPN Quote of the Day

Larry Dobrow, in AdAge, about how "SportsCenter" is now unwatchable:

I love sports, to the extent that you need a crowbar and some WD-40 to pry me off the couch on Sunday night... In short, I am ESPN's dream viewer.

And yet I'd no sooner watch "SportsCenter," the network's flagship daily studio show, than spend the weekend antiquing. The show no longer bothers to show me the day's top plays and convey a gaggle of pertinent statistics. No, it feels the need to entertain me, to dazzle me with its showbiz sheen.

I do not want this. I want to know who won and who lost, and how. I'm pretty simple-minded that way. Hence I no longer watch "SportsCenter" unless I'm trapped in a hotel room with a limited cable tier and no internet access.

Yea, I pretty much watch ESPNews now too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 22, 2007 12:19 PM
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